(one synonym : Tarache pallidula Warren, 1913)
ACONTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Simon Ong, Durack, Western Australia)
The adult moths of this species are dimorphic.
The male has off-white forewings each with a broad brown margin containing a complex pattern.
The female has brown forewings crossed by an irregular off-white band and with other off-white markings. The hindwings of both sexes are brown, fading somewhat toward the bases. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1886, Part 4, p. 401, No. 32.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 28-29.
(updated 9 August 2011, 7 November 2018, 26 June 2019, 16 August 2020)